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  1. Modal split of passenger and goods transport

    It would be great to have some international data on the modal split of passenger and goods transportation.

    Passenger: %Car, %Rail, %Bus, %Walk, %Bike, %Air etc
    Goods: %Rail, %Air, %Road, %Ship etc.

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    Thank you for your suggestion. The following indicators on passenger and goods transportation are available via the World Development Indicators database:

    Air transport, freight (million ton-km)
    Air transport, passengers carried
    Air transport, registered carrier departures worldwide
    Railways, goods transported (million ton-km)
    Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km)
    Container port traffic (TEU: 20 foot equivalent units)

    For information on road transportation, you can contact the International Road Federation.

    We will be exploring including additional indicators in the future.

  2. Looking for a dataset of Conditional Cash Transfer Programme

    Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) has been used as a promising safety net programme in many developing countries around the globe to bring the people out of poverty as well as improve their human capital conditions. However, a sginifnant number of published articles presented a mixed findings of the impact of CCT programme on education and child labour in different settings. Moreover, there are debates around the applicability of conditional aspect of CCT programme to maximize its impact of the targeted population. As a student of MSc Impact Evaluation at UEA, UK, I have decided to examine the causal effect of…

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  4. Public debt servicing to domestic creditors of ASEAN member countries.

    Just like your data on external debt, might as well provide data sets concerning public debt service to domestic (internal) creditors. I need it so bad. Any data that is related to public domestic debt servicing will do. Please, thank you.

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  6. National average income sepearately for urban and rural population

    For several international analysis, e.g. municipal waste generation, it would be very helpful to have GDP/cap for total population (average national income per capita) split into urban and rural population.

    For several analysis also a distribution over income classes for urban and rural population would be very beneficial.
    Perhaps also separately for largest cities, e.g. > 300k or > 1 mln.
    But most important would be a split into rural-urban (perhaps also large urban), in particular for developing countries.

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    Thank you for your suggestion. We are working to expand the availability of our data at a disaggregated and subnational level (including rural and urban). Currently the following related series are available in the World Development Indicators (http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi):

    • Urban poverty gap at national poverty lines (%)(SI.POV.URGP)
    • Urban poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of urban population)(SI.POV.URHC)
    • Rural poverty gap at national poverty lines (%)(SI.POV.RUGP)
    • Rural poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of rural population)(SI.POV.RUHC)

    You can also explore the subnational poverty data: http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/sub-national-poverty-data

  7. Dental services expenditure, total (% of GDP)

    This would imply a further detail on health services ependiture

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  8. Indicators such as gross output for different sized businesses in a given country

    Gross output, for example, over a series of years for countries but broken down into the size of the company for example: small enterprises, medium enterprises and large enterprises. This way an examination of capital accumlation could take place. There is already data on the gross output overall but I think it should be broken down into the type/size of the businesses.

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  9. Housing (Supply, quality)

    After reviewing the recent blog post about which indicators will be chosen for WBI (Ihttp://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/how-we-do-open-data-1-choosing-development-indicators), I am still curious as to absence of housing-related data. The massive increase in the population of cities especially is leading to chronic housing shortages in many developing countries and, though complicated because of the legal frameworks surrounding it, housing needs to be addressed if targets surrounding development targets ranging from health to livelihoods to gender equity are to be reached. To do this, however, we need more data across countries with regards to housing.
    Is the problem simply that not enough countries…

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    Thank you for your message. Unfortunately this type of data can be difficult to collect. We will certainly consider including and publishing this type of indicators in the future.

  10. Transportation in Landlocked Countries

    We received this feedback at the Data Help Desk from a World Bank Data user. We're posting it here for discussion:

    I am a citizen of Bolivia, a landlocked country with high transport costs
    and a lot of limitations that hinder us to trade with other countries.

    There are other countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America in the
    same situation. We all have similar difficulties and can learn of our
    mutual experiences.

    The reason of this request is to encourage you to include in all INDICATORS
    of the World Bank a category of LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES. I find, that…

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    Thank you for your suggestion. While we do not currently publish this aggregate, you can explore the data provided by the UN-OHRLLS for landlocked developing countries:
    http://unohrlls.org/about-lldcs/indicators-and-statistics/
    We will consider including this aggregate in World Development Indicators database in the future.
    Kindly also see the WB blog post on this topic:
    http://blogs.worldbank.org/trade/transit-still-important-landlocked-developing-countries

  11. How do economics impact how individuals care for their health from a preventative standpoint; business traveler, traveling consumers

    So break this economic impact into different consumer classes please: Travelers - business travelers vs non business travelers; non travelers by country, by economic class\

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  12. Pacific Island country and territory household survey data

    It would be brilliant if you could consolidate access to these HIES, DHS and Census datasets onto the World Bank's online platform, or at least MEASURE DHS, the same way other microdata is accessed:

    http://www.spc.int/sdd/index.php/en/hies
    http://www.spc.int/sdd/index.php/en/census
    http://www.spc.int/sdd/index.php/en/dhs

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    The World Bank is supporting many countries with the documentation, preservation and release of survey and census microdata. Many of these countries have built microdata portals using the same open source tools developed and used by the World Bank for our own Microdata Library. While the World Bank encourages and supports greater access to microdata, the access policies for the data on those sites are determined by the countries or organizations that generate the data.

    Much of this work is conducted with World Bank support through the International Household Survey Network (IHSN), www.ihsn.org, and its agencies, as well as the Accelerated Data Program (ADP), www.ihsn.org/adp. These programs currently provide support activities in more than 70 countries and partner agencies through the ADP and IHSN. The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are building a catalog using these tools, which is available…

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